Rare 1966 Toyota Corona on sale in the USA

17-01-2022 13:00
A 56-year-old Toyota Corona, which ultimately spawned the Camry we know today, is up for grabs in the United States with around 107,000 km (66,500 miles) on the odo.

A 56-year-old Toyota Corona, which ultimately spawned the Camry we know today, is up for grabs in the United States with around 107,000 km (66,500 miles) on the odo.

The bidding has been slow and only climbed to $4,600 so far. The car sports a nice pale blue body on the photos, but the seller admits there are minor dents and corrosion all around, as well as degraded chrome coatings on the bumpers and wheel hubcaps. The only side mirror is on the driver’s side.

Inside, light brown fabric and body-matching vinyl cover the seats. The door panels are light blue, while the front panel and the mats wear the practical black. Dry facts aside, the condition of the fit-and-finish is abysmal after all these years, and restoring everything may end up very expensive for the buyer.

Powering the rarity is its best OEM engine, a 1.9-liter inline four-pot with a carburetor and either 80 or 90 metric horsepower (79-89 hp; 59-66 kW). The exact specification of this model is missing. A dual-range automatic gearbox that you can switch with a lever on the steering wheel sends the momentum to the rear axle. The brakes are drum-based.

The equipment list mentions a 12V power socket, a heater, waist belts, a lockable glove compartment, and a radio. The only OEM option missing is the air conditioner.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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